10 Imaginative Playdate Ideas to Inspire Kids to Play on Their Own

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It's not too much to ask: When it's time for a playdate, you want your kids to play with the other kid. Hey, it's not just a "date" for your child, but for you, too. Chatting with other parents over a cup of coffee while your kids are busy having fun is just the break you deserve. And here are some ideas to keep your kids busy so you can do just that.


Some of these ideas take a little bit of planning, but others you can make work with just the things you already have in your house. Nothing pricey or complicated here -- all these imaginative ideas are perfectly simple and keep the little ones engaged in activity. 


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